• August 2013  Oakland Township FD receives 3rd wheeled coach ambulance. Due to increasing calls and the Fire Department now working with the Sheriff's Department for psychiatric committals, the department will now operate 2 Advanced Life Support ambulances and 1 Basic Life Support ambulance.
  • May 2013  After nearly 18 years as Fire Chief, Bill Benoit retires and Paul Strelchuk is hired as the next Fire Chief.
  • November 2004  As approved by the Board of Trustees the Fire Department begins providing Advanced Life Support transport services with 24 hour a day 7 day a week coverage. A total of 6 full time Fire Fighter/Paramedics are appointed.
  • January 2004  Due to extended response times from private ambulance providers, the Board of Trustees approves a plan to upgrade to Advanced Life Support and provide two full time fire fighter/paramedic coverage 24 hours a day 7 days a week starting in November of 2004.
  • September 2003  The Oakland Township Fire Department takes delivery of a second Wheeled Coach Ambulance to be located at Station Two.
  • September 2002  The Fire Department receives approval from the Oakland County Medical Control Committee to upgrade medical licensure to a Basic EMT transporting agency.
  • June 2002  Station two is opened and delivery of new apparatus is accepted.
  • April 2001  Board of Trustees awards a contract to Marion Body Works to deliver three new engines and one new tanker.
  • March 2001  Construction begins on station #2.
  • January 2001  Bids are received and a contract awarded to Bedzyk Bros. Inc. to construct new fire station on Rochester Road.
  • December 2000  The Oakland Township Fire Department celebrates its 5 year anniversary by presenting certificates of appreciation to 16 members of the department for their 5 years of service.
  • April 2000 The Oakland Township Fire Department purchases 8 acres on Rochester Road just north of Stoney Creek Road as a location for a second fire station.
  • September 1999  The Fire Department takes delivery of a new 1999 Marion rescue vehicle.
  • January 1998  Oakland Township cancels contract with the City of Rochester and starts responding to all fire and medical emergencies in Oakland Township.
  • October 1997  The Fire Department takes delivery of its first new fire engine, a 1997 Marion pumper/tanker.
  • December 1995  The Oakland Township Fire Department starts responding to fire and medical emergencies in the eastern portion of the township. The City of Rochester Fire Department covers the western portion.
  • September 1995  The Board of Trustees votes to purchase a second pre-owned fire truck.
  • July 1995  Construction begins on Fire Station #1.
  • April 1995  Bill Benoit is appointed as the first chief of the newly formed fire department.
  • March 1995  The Board of Trustees approves plans to build a fire station behind the current township hall and purchase a refurbished fire truck.
  • February 1995  The Board of Trustees votes to start the fire Department, and authorizes the funds for training and equipment.
  • January 1995  A proposal is made to the Board of Trustees by then Building Director Bill Benoit, outlining cost and time frame for starting the Fire Department.
  • November 1994  The Board of Trustees is advised by Orion Township that they are no longer interested in providing fire protection services to Oakland Township. Board considers starting their own fire department.